September 12, 2012
Dave Frohnmayer to make Constitution Day presentation Sept. 17
Law Professor and UO President Emeritus to deliver overview of U.S. Constitution
University of Oregon School of Law Professor and President Emeritus Dave Frohnmayer will deliver a Constitution Day presentation titled “Traps and Treasures of the American Constitution”at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, in 184 Knight Law Center, 1515 Agate St. in Eugene.
Professor Frohnmayer is the first and only two-time winner of the American Bar Foundation's Samuel Pool Weaver Constitutional Law Essay Competition (1972 and 1974); and the winner of the American Bar Association Journal's Ross Essay Competition (1980). As state Attorney General, Frohnmayer argued and won six of seven cases before the United States Supreme Court — the most cases and best record of any contemporary state Attorney General.
Constitution Day is the anniversary of the day in 1787 when the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time in Philadelphia to sign the document they created for ratification by the states.
Constitution Day was established as a law in 2004, written by the late Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia. It is to be celebrated annually on September 17. When Constitution Day falls on a weekend or on another holiday, it is to be observed on the preceding or following week.